Using the EDGE web-based software is fast, easy and free [video]

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The EDGE software is free to use at edgebuildings.com. Within minutes, you can determine the most cost-effective efficiency measures for your green building. Based on a building’s parameters, the EDGE software discovers energy and water-saving design opportunities through region-specific and use-based analysis. As a free design tool, the EDGE software presents predicted costs, savings and payback periods for a menu of green building measures.

Updated LEED in Motion: Mexico report shows the latest projects, professionals and resources

With USGBC executives and staff in Mexico this week to discuss green buildings and the future of LEED, we present an updated LEED in Motion: Mexico report. Originally released in June 2015, LEED in Motion: Mexico equipped readers with insight related to the progress of green building in Mexico.

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Call for GBCI Credentialing Steering Committee members

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GBCI is seeking individuals to fill two open seats on the Credentialing Steering Committee (CSC), the governing body for GBCI’s professional credentials. The two seats represent specializations in LEED Existing Buildings and the LEED Green Associate credential.

This call opens July 15, 2016, and the deadline for submissions is 5:00 p.m. PST on August 1, 2016.

Introduction to PEER: Reliability and resiliency in the electrical grid

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In 2003, a major blackout left over 50 million people without power across the Midwestern and Northeastern United States and Canada within a matter of minutes. More recently, Hurricane Sandy and a rash of powerful storms brought attention to the need for improved grid resiliency, including more local operating capabilities at critical facilities. 

Leadership and performance: IFFCO, India and LEED

With paramount commitments to quality and to harnessing the Earth’s bounty to eliminate hunger from India in a sustainable manner, it is not surprising that the Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) has become the world’s largest fertilizer cooperative federation. Nor is it surprising that, given the organization’s longstanding leadership in sustainability, it has also chosen to pursue LEED certification for many of its corporate buildings.

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Register for a WELL workshop in New Delhi on July 28

Registration is now open for training on understanding the WELL Building Standard in New Delhi, India on July 28, 2016. The one-day intensive training session is designed to introduce the intent, key elements and requirements of the WELL Building Standard, the world’s first building standard focused exclusively on the health and wellness of the people in the buildings. 

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